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Ryler – Hero of the Month

December 2nd, 2015

“It only takes seconds before a victim has no pulse” It was during a basketball game that high school senior and class valedictorian, Ryler, collapsed without warning. He went into sudden cardiac arrest, the unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. Triggered by an electrical malfunction in his heart that caused an irregular heartbeat […]

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Meet the Washington Wizards’ newest player: Wish Kid Elijah

October 28th, 2014

“Elijah now thinks he’s an official member of the Wizards” Wish Kid Elijah was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, two life-threatening conditions. To treat the hydrocephalus, a shunt was implanted in his brain to drain the fluid. The shunt, however, caused Elijah to start having seizures and has also needed several revision surgeries over […]

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Teen With Cancer Meets Kevin Garnett Of The Boston Celtics

March 16th, 2010

DORCHESTER, Mass. – A teenager suffering from cancer wishes to meet his hero, basketball star Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. Through an amazing amount of “guardian angel magic,” his wish is granted through national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. 17-year-old Deon was having a normal Thursday at school when he felt his jaw crack […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.